GUWAHATI: The Sadou Asam Karmachari Parishad (SAKP) has demanded a similar health scheme which is being availed by the Central government employees.
"We have been demanding a free health scheme for the State employees and pensioners for last 10 years from the Assam government. We have engaged in various meetings with the Health Department. In the budget speeches of the last three years, the State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has been assuring to introduce a free health scheme for the State employees. The sixth and seventh pay commission also recommended for the implementation of such a scheme for the employees," stated a statement issued by SAKP secretary general Mrinal Das. In this regard, a representative meeting of the SAKP will be held here on October 9.
Further, Das stressed that members of the SAKP also visited Telangana to study a scheme which their government has implemented. Following the visit, the members submitted a report to the health department of the Assam government. However, due to the delay of the Health Department the scheme was never created, he stressed.